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Education Program Advisor


District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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NUMBER: 14/2019
DATE: **********
CLOSING DATE: 08/01/2019 (6:00 pm Almaty local time)


******** for Personal ********** (PSC) No. 14/2019
Education Program ******** Asia/********** Country Office, **********


Dear Prospective *********


The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal under contract as described in this .


Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1 of this . Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.


This in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer.


Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in the attachment 1.


 


Sincerely,



Mark Gray
Contracting Officer


 


ATTACHMENT 1 NO. 14/2019



I. GENERAL INFORMATION


1. NO.: 14/2019


2. DATE: **********


3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 08/01/2019 (6:00 PM Almaty local
time)


4. POINT OF CONTACT: Mark Gray, ----, or USAID/CA Human resources,
---- and ----


5. POSITION TITLE: Education Program Adviser

6. MARKET VALUE: $90,621-$117,810 per annum (equivalent to GS-14). Final compensation
will be negotiated within the listed market value.


7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The U.S. Personal Contract will be for one year,
subject to possible extensions


8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: The duty post for this contract is **********. The
selected candidate is expected to work eight hours per day during the core working hours of the
Asia Mission/********** Country Office.


9. ELIGIBLE ********* U.S. Citizens


10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret


11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES


1. Basic Function of the Position


Supervision and Coordination

- Lead Asia, ********** Country Office (UCO) Education Team and supervise education staff to ensure overall quality and coherence of the team's education products and initiatives.
- Lead the implementation of the UCO's education activities.
- Represent UCO at the senior level in all matters pertaining to education activities with other branches of the USG, host country governments, implementing partners, other donor agencies, and other groups or institutions.
- Work with the Ministry of Public Education (MOPE) to support education development programs, including the development of appropriate and effective national education strategies.
- Serve as the senior advisor to UCO management regarding all education matters.
- Establish and maintain contacts with donor representatives, implementing partners, and other USG agencies.


2. Major Duties and Responsibilities:


Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


Education Activities Oversight


- Serve as Agreement/Contracting Officer's Representative (A/COR) and/or Activity Manager of selected USAID-funded education projects implemented by
**********s, grantees, and/or host country government entities.


- Serve as a focal point for a particular technical area in education, specifically early
grade reading and math, learning assessments, school management, curriculum reform
and accreditation, and capacity building; cross-cutting education topics; i.e., gender,
youth, etc.; and/or serve a coordination function.


- Collect and review quarterly and annual program and financial reports and other
required deliverables from **********s, grantees, and/or host country government entities.
Track progress and provides technical feedback and direction to ensure consistency with
USAID regulations; ensure projects are on track and deliverables are acceptable; and
promote activity effectiveness and sustainability.


- Exercise independent judgment in areas such as project management and advise on
mission and Uzbek education policy. Work involves formulating projects, assessing
program effectiveness, and investigating and analyzing a variety of unusual conditions,
problems or questions, including audits.


- Review financial reports from ********** and grantee implementing partners with special
attention to financial indicators (expenditures, pipelines, and congruity of expenditures
against activities).


- Respond to requests from the USAID/Washington, Congress, U.S. Embassy, Ministry of Public Education;, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other entities working in the
sector and drafts official correspondence.


- Draft official USAID documentation such as and briefing papers, annual reports, action/decision Memos, Project Appraisal Documents,
Implementation Letters, and procurement documents.


Monitoring and Evaluation


- Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities and ensures projects are being successfully implemented through multi-tiered verification that includes USAID or United States Government (USG) sources, implementing partner, Government of **********, civil society, and third party independent monitors.


- Participate in activity assessments and evaluations and develops program
recommendations based on USAID comparative advantage; security permitting, conducts
visits to project sites and reports successes as well as inconsistencies/problems;
contributes to the data collection and synthesis necessary for the preparation and revision
of Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP), Annual report, the Operational Plan and other
required documents.


- Collect and review quarterly and annual program reports from **********/grantee
implementing partners, or host-country government, provides feedback on reports, and
works with partner to resolve challenges and implementation issues.

Reporting and Conducting Presentations
- Write reports or significant sections of reports as required.
- Collect and synthesize information and data from various sources to be included in
reports such as Performance Plan and Report (PPR), Operational Plans (OP), quarterly
and annual reports, audit reporting, briefing documents, cables, and ad hoc
reporting requests for various audiences including USAID/Washington, Congress, and the
U.S. Embassy.
- Conduct presentations on the education sector, program, projects, topics and issues to
various USG, Government of **********, and other audiences, as neede...

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